Vancouver Home Care Assistance to Host Public Webinar on Caregiver Mindfulness
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) July 19, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of Vancouver, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the next installment in its renowned Healthy Longevity Webinar Series featuring experts in a wide range of health and wellness-related fields. The upcoming webinar will feature licensed clinical social worker and award-winning author Nancy Kriseman, and will cover the most common causes of caregiver stress and ways to prevent burnout by becoming more self-aware. In particular, Nancy will discuss mindfulness and the spirit-side of caregiving, two coping strategies presented in her latest book, The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey. This webinar will offer real time solutions caregivers can use in their everyday routines to feel more empowered and hopeful. There will be a special focus on how to help caregivers who struggle with unrealistic expectations and have difficulty letting go of how their loved ones used to be.
"This is a topic that is really close to my heart," said Carolina Orosa, President and Owner of Home Care Assistance Vancouver. "My father had dementia and I witnessed the physical and emotional toll it took on my mother, so I know how vital it is to have this kind of information available for family caregivers. The role of a caregiver is one of the hardest roles out there and so I want to do everything in my power to help disseminate this information and empower, support and celebrate the caregivers as much as I can."
The webinar will be held on Thursday, July 24th, at 10:00 AM Pacific, 2:00 PM Eastern. Nancy will reserve the last 15 minutes of the webinar for a Q&A session, so we encourage attendees to come prepared with questions. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your seat as soon as possible by registering here: http://bit.ly/caregivermindfulness.
"Being mindful is something that is increasingly difficult to do in today’s world when we are constantly connected to others through smartphones and social media," said Kathryn Zakskorn, Director of Franchise Marketing for Home Care Assistance. "No matter your profession, self-awareness is essential to promoting healthy mind, body and spirit – the basis of our client care model, the Balanced Care Method."
"Self-care is so important when a child, spouse, or friend is caring for a loved one," said Ted Holmgren, Owner of Home Care Assistance of Scottsdale. "Coming to a self-realization that caregiving duties might be contributing to physical or mental exhaustion is important, particularly if the individual wishes to continue being effective as a caregiver to their loved one."
Nancy has a Masters in Social Work and a Specialist in Aging Degree from the University of Michigan as well as a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida. As a licensed clinical social worker, Nancy has worked with older people and their families for more than 30 years. She is currently in private practice and presents workshops on caregiving and dementia across the country. As an adjunct faculty member at Kennesaw State University, she taught courses on aging, and death and dying. Nancy’s first book, The Caring Spirit Approach to Eldercare: A Training Guide for Professionals and Families, has won national awards from the American Society on Aging, Hunter College and the National Council on Aging.
The premise driving Home Care Assistance’s Healthy Longevity Webinar Series is that individuals who are well-informed will make better health decisions, become active partners with their healthcare providers in promoting their own wellbeing and encourage loved ones to also engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors.
For more information about Home Care Assistance, visit http://www.HomeCareAssistanceVancouver.ca. For additional resources for family caregivers, call the local Home Care Assistance of Vancouver office at 778-279-3634 and speak to a care manager today.
About Home Care Assistance
Home Care Assistance is the leading provider of home care for seniors across the United States and Canada. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We embrace a positive, balanced approach to aging centered on the evolving needs of older adults. A 2014 Franchise500® and Inc. 5000 Company, Home Care Assistance has received numerous industry awards including Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise Business Review’s Top 50. For more information about Home Care Assistance, our services and franchise opportunities, visit homecareassistance.com or franchise.homecareassistance.com.
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